God’s Word: Mark 13:1-13
God’s Message to me: (My interpretation of what God is saying in these verses)
Wars, earthquakes, famines are routine history. As bad as they are they draw people together. The good in people comes from the ruins. Though these things are terrible for mankind to endure there are even more terrible things coming. The world will grow so cold to the Truths of My Word that they will drag my followers into court. Because you uphold My Name you will be cursed. But take heart—you can be My Ambassador in court perhaps more than in your whole life. Don’t worry about what you will say. Just say what is on your heart and My Holy Spirit will make His witness in and through you.
And why is the world growing cold to the Truths of My Word? A large part of the reason is that My Ambassadors have left their job undone. They have been so busy seeking after the best the world has to offer themselves that they have failed to reach out to others. My Truths have been left untold. Untold millions are still untold. You are My hands and feet—my voice. Unless you speak up for me—the world won’t know My Truths.
By failing to speak up for me you are “cutting your own throat.” As the world grows farther and farther away from Me you will be more and more persecuted. Your lack of sharing My Truths when you had opportunity are now coming back to haunt you. You have no one to blame but yourself. But take heart—even in persecution you can be My faithful ambassador. Don’t give up—that is what is required. Stay with it even to the end.
God’s Question: Who have you shared My Truths today?
God’s Promise: I will be with you through it all.
My Prayer to God:
I Praise You for the comfort that You will be with us always.
I am Sorry I have failed to be a good witness for You.
Thank You that I know Your cause will prevail.
Please help me seek after Your kingdom and not be sidetracked.